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  1. Solid State Insurrection

    Solid State Insurrection: How the Science of Substance Made American Physics Matter [Paperback]

    Joseph D. Martin (Author)

    £27.00

    ISBN: 9780822966036
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    Solid state physics, the study of the physical properties of solid matter, was the most populous subfield of Cold War American physics. Despite prolific contributions to consumer and medical technology, such as the transistor and magnetic resonanc... .... Learn More
  2. Working with Paper

    Working with Paper: Gendered Practices in the History of Knowledge [Hardback]

    Carla Bittel (Editor); Elaine Leong (Editor); Christine von Oertzen (Editor)

    £42.50

    ISBN: 9780822945598
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    Working with Paper builds on a growing interest in the materials of science by exploring the gendered uses and meanings of paper tools and technologies, considering how notions of gender impacted paper practices and in turn how paper may have stru... .... Learn More
  3. New Order of Medicine, A

    New Order of Medicine, A: The Rise of Physicians in Reformation Nuremberg [Hardback]

    Hannah Murphy (Author)

    £39.00

    ISBN: 9780822945604
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    The sixteenth century saw an unprecedented growth in the number of educated physicians practicing in German cities. Concentrating on Nuremberg, A New Order of Medicine follows the intertwined careers of municipal physicians as they encountered the... .... Learn More
  4. Experimenting at the Boundaries of Life

    Experimenting at the Boundaries of Life: Organic Vitality in Germany around 1800 [Hardback]

    Joan Steigerwald (Author)

    £42.50

    ISBN: 9780822945536
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    Series: Sci & Culture in the Nineteenth Century
    Attempts to distinguish a science of life at the turn of the nineteenth century faced a number of challenges. A central difficulty was clearly demarcating the living from the nonliving experimentally and conceptually. The more closely the boundari... .... Learn More
  5. Inevitably Toxic

    Inevitably Toxic: Historical Perspectives on Contamination, Exposure, and Expertise [Paperback]

    Brinda Sarathy (Editor); Vivian Hamilton (Editor); Janet Farrell Brodie (Editor)

    £22.00

    ISBN: 9780822966128
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    Series: History of the Urban Environment
    Not a day goes by that humans aren’t exposed to toxins in our environment - be it at home, in the car, or workplace. But what about those toxic places and items that aren’t marked? Why are we warned about some toxic spaces’ substances and not othe... .... Learn More
  6. Entangled Itineraries

    Entangled Itineraries: Materials, Practices, and Knowledges across Eurasia [Hardback]

    Pamela H. Smith (Editor)

    £42.50

    ISBN: 9780822965770
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    Trade flowed across Eurasia, around the Indian Ocean, and over the Mediterranean for millennia, but in the early modern period, larger parts of the globe became connected through these established trade routes. Knowledge, embodied in various peopl... .... Learn More
  7. Destined for the Stars

    Destined for the Stars: Faith, the Future, and America's Final Frontier [Hardback]

    Catherine L. Newell (Author)

    £35.50

    ISBN: 9780822945567
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    Where did humanity get the idea that outer space is a frontier waiting to be explored? Destined for the Stars unravels the popularization of the science of space exploration in America between 1944 and 1955, arguing that the success of the US spac... .... Learn More
  8. Drugs on the Page

    Drugs on the Page: Pharmacopoeias and Healing Knowledge in the Early Modern Atlantic World [Hardback]

    Matthew James Crawford (Editor); Joseph M. Gabriel (Editor)

    £39.00

    ISBN: 9780822945628
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    In the early modern Atlantic World, pharmacopoeias—official lists of medicaments and medicinal preparations published by municipal, national, or imperial governments—organized the world of healing goods, giving rise to new and valuable medical com... .... Learn More
  9. The Life and Legend of James Watt

    The Life and Legend of James Watt: Collaboration, Natural Philosophy, and the Improvement of the Steam Engine [Hardback]

    David Philip Miller (Author)

    £39.00

    ISBN: 9780822945581
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    Series: Sci & Culture in the Nineteenth Century
    The Life and Legend of James Watt offers a deeper understanding of the work and character of the great eighteenth-century engineer. Stripping away layers of legend built over generations, David Philip Miller finds behind the heroic engineer a conf... .... Learn More
  10. Correspondence of John Tyndall, Volume 6, The

    Correspondence of John Tyndall, Volume 6, The: The Correspondence, November 1856-February 1859 [Hardback]

    Michael D. Barton (Editor); Janet Browne (Editor); Ken Corbett (Editor); Norman McMillan (Editor)

    £65.50

    ISBN: 9780822945338
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    Series: The Correspondence of John Tyndall
    This sixth volume of Tyndall's correspondence contains 302 letters covering a period of twenty-eight months (1856-1859). It begins shortly after Tyndall returned from his first glacier research in the Alps and follows him as he experimented an... .... Learn More

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